Brett Bailey & Andrew Tomkins

Art Atrium @ Jones Bay Wharf

3 May - 26 May 2017

Exhibition opening by

Dr. Mabel Lee PhD FAHA

Adjunct Professor of The University of Sydney

3 May 2017

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Scott McDougall

Signs of Life

19 April- 6 May 2017

Exhibition opening by

Neil Taylor

Vice-President of Australian Watercolour Institute

22 April 2017

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Claudia Chan Shaw & Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen

1 - 28 April 2017

Exhibition opening by

Michael Esson

Inaugural Director of the International Drawing Research Institute at College of Fine Arts UNSW

 1 April 2017

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Justin Qian

New Moon

4 - 15 April 2017

Exhibition opening by

David Handley AM

Founder of Sculpture by the Sea

 8 April 2017

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David Middlebrook & Jacqueline Balassa

Art Atrium @ Art Central Hong Kong

20 - 25 March 2017

VIP Preview
20 March 2017

First Night
20 March 2017

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Andrew Tomkins

Open Cut

21 February - 11 March 2017

Exhibition opening by

John Cheeseman

Director of Mosman Art Gallery

President of the Regional and Public Galleries of NSW

26 February 2017


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Liz Deep Jones

My Chengdu

1 - 24 February 2017

Exhibition opening by
Jihad Dib
NSW Shadow Minister for Education
1 February 2017
Artist in Conversation
8 February 2017

Art Atrium @ Jones Bay Wharf

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Blak Douglas

Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art

10 November - 16 December 2016
9 January - 19 January 2017

An Evening with Blak Douglas
on his White Bred series of paintings
& Discussion on Collecting Aboriginal Art
with Simon Chan
15 December 2016

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Proud supporter of

Simon Chan has established a reputation as a professional gallery director who has helped many aspiring artists by showing them in his Art Atrium Gallery. Mixing exhibitions of established artists with younger artists, he has created a perfect way to promote living artists in difficult times.

Simon has also endeavoured to get prominent figures in the art world to open his exhibitions, which is a good way to publicise and promote younger artists. I commend Simon’s activities, and hope that the artists he has promoted will not forget who first gave them a helping hand. It is the first step up which counts so much in today’s very competitive art world.

Lou Klepac OAM
Art historian, Author, Curator & Publisher

Art Atrium is the invention of Simon Chan, an Architect who has a passion for art, especially indigenous art and architectural drawings. He is one of the few people with the breadth of experience and opportunity to hold such shows at his gallery that demonstrate his discerning eye and appreciation for the unusual and the best of art.

Professor Philip Cox AO
Professor of Architecture UNSW & Founding Partner of Cox Architecture

Simon Chan is a practising architect with a passionate commitment to promoting contemporary art that reflects Australia’s multiculturalism, and in which Australian Indigenous art has an important dynamic presence. In 2009 he founded Art Atrium in Bondi Junction to provide a dedicated space that would allow him to share his artists’ works with audiences, and also to enjoy the physical experience of curating the exhibitions. I have observed the superb way he manages the launch of these events, and I know that all of his artists appreciate the encouragement and advice that he never hesitates to offer.

Dr. Mabel Lee PhD FAHA
Adjunct Professor of Chinese Studies, School of Languages & Culture A18, The University of Sydney

Simon has established an active platform at Art Atrium to encourage cross cultural expression and collaboration among artists from different cultural background. I was honoured to open an exhibition of Chinese Australian women artists, as well as to conduct an Artists in Conversation event when artists directly communicate with art lovers. His passion towards art goes beyond his Gallery, and leads him to generously support art endeavours in public art institutions. He offers guided tours as a Community Ambassador at Art Gallery of NSW, and also serves as a Director on the Board of VisAisa which plays a vital role in promoting Asian art in Australia.

Yin Cao
Curator of Chinese Art at ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES

I love the paintings I have bought from Art Atrium - they have really struck a chord. It's also been an absolute pleasure talking with and buying from Simon; it's clear he's in it for the love of the art and that makes the whole experience so much less 'transactional' and more emotional.

Amanda Falconer
Management consultant & business storytelling specialist